News archive

Walking for health

Walking for Health - progress update

18 October 2017

Read the latest update from Walking for Health and get more information on their desired outcomes for the future.

One step closer to the England Coast Path

01 September 2017

We are one step closer to walking the entire England coastline as Natural England announce that work has started on every stretch of the England Coast Path.

National Volunteers' Week - Here’s to all 26,000 of you

01 June 2017

From leading 47,000 walks a year, to clearing paths, or running one of our 500 groups and 50 areas: it's safe to say without our volunteers we wouldn't exist.

Active travel in cities

Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy - a big step forward?

03 May 2017

The first ever Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) for England, has been recently published by the Department for Transport. We want to make sure that walking can an easy choice for any type of urban journey.

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Inner London Ramblers welcome decision to pull Garden Bridge funding

28 April 2017

The Mayor of London announced that he will not guarantee public funding for the project.

Stuart Maconie named as our new president

01 April 2017

Broadcaster, writer and journalist Stuart Maconie has been named as our new president.

Countryside in England

Article 50 and public access

30 March 2017

With the Government triggering Article 50 yesterday, the country has finally started the complicated process towards disentangling itself from the European Union. What does this mean for paths, access and walkers?

"Wales for Walking" display stand at the Senedd

A Vision for Wales

28 February 2017

In a new 10 year vision, Ramblers Cymru maps out how Wales can be a happier, healthier nation where walking is at the heart of every community.

Festival of Winter Walks 2016 round-up

19 January 2017

Read our round-up of the Festival of Winter walks, which took place all over Great Britain between 17th December 2016 and 8th January 2017.

Here's what walkers achieved in 2016

05 January 2017

We've achieved a lot this year together. Our CEO, Vanessa, runs through some of the highlights from 2016.

London eye

The Ramblers welcomes London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner

20 December 2016

London's City Hall has announced the appointment of a Walking and Cycling Commissioner for the capital.

Offas Dyke

Ramblers fix problems along Offa’s Dyke Path following Big Pathwatch

16 November 2016

Following the results of the Big Pathwatch, our biggest ever footpath survey, we’ve embarked on an ambitious week-long path maintenance project to fix problems along the popular national trail Offa’s Dyke.

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The Big Pathwatch reveals 59,000 problems on our path network

14 November 2016

The Ramblers has today, 14 November 2016, released the results of the Big Pathwatch, the nation’s biggest ever footpath survey.

Network Rail plans risk fragmenting the path network

29 September 2016

Our volunteers across Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire are responding to proposals being put forward by Network Rail for the closure of 130 level crossings in their Anglia region.

Vanessa Griffiths

Vanessa Griffiths has been appointed our new Chief Executive

24 August 2016

We are delighted to announce that Vanessa Griffiths has been appointed our new chief executive.

Natasha Clayton appointed as our interim chief executive

22 July 2016

Natasha Clayton has been appointed as our interim chief executive.

Ramblers Cymru sign at Senedd

Opportunities in the new Welsh Assembly

06 June 2016

After the drama of the tied vote for First Minister, we welcome the announcement of new Welsh Government and the election of the new Assembly members.

Volunteers' Week news story celebration

Our Volunteer Award winners

01 June 2016

To mark the start of volunteer week, here are the winners of our 2016 volunteer awards.

Walk leader

We welcome a new sport strategy

20 May 2016

The Ramblers welcome Sport England’s new strategy which emphasises increasing physical activity and helping inactive people to become active.

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Queen's speech - Ramblers reaction

18 May 2016

Today the Government has outlined its legislative programme for the coming year. But how will the proposed new legislation impact walking and the walking environment?

Arthurs Seat and Holyrood

Welcome to the new Scottish government

09 May 2016

Ramblers Scotland warmly welcomes the new Scottish government, following the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.

Quality Wellies 'Muck boots'

Discount and prize with Quality Wellies

22 April 2016

Fancy joining us? Join this weekend and be in with the chance to win a pair of high-end wellies.

Path Maintenance 2016

Help Us Improve Paths in the Pentlands

18 April 2016

Can you help us improve paths in the Pentlands this May?

Benedict Southworth

The Ramblers chief executive Benedict Southworth stands down

06 April 2016

After four successful years, Benedict Southworth has stepped down as our chief executive.

Delegates at Scottish Council

Update from Scottish Council 2016

17 March 2016

Scottish Council 2016 was a great success with 140 people attending over the 11th and 12th March

England Coast Path opens in Somerset

15 March 2016

We're celebrating today as 58 miles of the England Coast Path is opened between Brean Down and Minehead in Somerset.

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Join a big European ramble

15 March 2016

Every 5 years, thousands of Ramblers from across Europe come together for Eurorando, a huge gathering of ramblers from dozens of different countries

London mayoral candidates talk walking at Greener London Hustings

11 March 2016

Earlier this month, four of the London mayoral candidates discussed what they would do for walkers at the Green Alliance hustings.

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Let’s get Scotland walking!

29 February 2016

Let’s get Scotland walking! Our manifesto is full of ideas on how to get more people healthier and happier, enjoying Scotland’s great outdoors – why not share it with your candidates?

Mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon meets London Ramblers to talk walking and transport

25 February 2016

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate, meets London Ramblers to talk putting walking up London’s transport agenda

Scottish government should redirect funding from roads to walking and cycling

22 February 2016

Ahead of the Scottish budget debate on Wednesday, Ramblers Scotland has joined a coalition of transport and environmental groups backed by the broadcaster Lesley Riddoch and University of Edinburgh Professor Chris Oliver to call on the government to reprioritise its transport budget and spend less money on road building and motorways and more on supporting walking and cycling.

Sian Berry

Mayoral candidate Sian Berry steps out with the London Ramblers

26 January 2016

Sian Berry, Green Party mayoral candidate, stepped out with the London Ramblers’ volunteers to stroll down the Thames Path and talk about the many benefits of walking

Loch Lomond

Ramblers disappointed in byelaws decision

26 January 2016

Ramblers are disappointed in the announcement approving byelaws banning camping from parts of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Herts Weekend

Festival of Winter Walks in pictures

26 January 2016

A taster of what happened during our annual winter walking festival, from 19 December 2015 - 3 January 2016.

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Your walk could help change lives this March

19 January 2016

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Longest section of England Coast Path yet approved

15 January 2016

The Ramblers is celebrating the announcement today that Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has approved the longest stretch of the England Coast Path so far.

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The Ramblers' response to the Strategy on Sport

17 December 2015

The Ramblers welcome the publication of the government’s Strategy on Sport, which sets out new commitments to get more people physically active and recognises that walking has a central role to play in achieving this aim.

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Get out and enjoy Wales in winter

14 December 2015

Ramblers Cymru and Let’s Walk Cymru groups are offering over 70 walks right across Wales during the Festival of Winter Walks from 19th December to 3rd January. Here are just a few to whet your appetite.

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England Coast Path funding protected

01 December 2015

We’re celebrating the government’s confirmation that funding to complete the England Coast Path by 2020 will be protected

Festival of Winter Walks

Free routes for the Festival of Winter Walks

30 November 2015

Winter is here and to help inspire everyone to get out walking during our popular Festival of Winter Walks we’re sharing our top routes for you to try.

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Enjoy Scotland on Foot

27 November 2015

Ramblers Scotland produces a new guide for walkers in Scotland to celebrate its 50th anniversary

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The Ramblers' response to today's Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Budget Statement

25 November 2015

Chancellor George Osborne today presented his Autumn Statement, detailing £20bn of budget cuts aiming to eliminate the budget deficit. But what does this mean for walkers?

Wales for Walking

The Ramblers on Countryfile

09 November 2015

The Ramblers Cymru team were featured on Countryfile last night, 8 November, calling for the freedom to explore with a true right to roam.

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Step out with our free Festival of Winter Walks

23 October 2015

Christmas is fast approaching and while you might be thinking about gifts to buy your loved ones, we’re busy planning our gift to the nation as we invite everyone to step out during our annual Festival of Winter Walks.

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Extensions to National Parks announced

23 October 2015

The Ramblers is delighted that the extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks have today been approved by Defra Secretary of State, Elizabeth Truss.

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Ramblers Cymru calls for the freedom to explore

08 October 2015

In response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on improving access to the outdoors for recreation, Ramblers Cymru is calling for Welsh Government to be ambitious and introduce a ‘freedom to explore’, giving people access to all of Wales’ countryside and coastline.

New sections of England Coast Path announced

28 September 2015

We’re celebrating today, 28th September, as Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced her decision to approve three new stretches of the England Coast Path.

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Ramblers part of new team leading path and park improvement work in Powys

22 September 2015

Powys County Council has launched a pilot scheme working with volunteer leaders to improve paths – and over half of the first group of leaders to be trained are Ramblers members.

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Path guide for town and community councils

22 September 2015

Ramblers Cymru has updated and re-issued “Paths for people: a guide to public paths for members of town and community councils”. Download a copy in English or Welsh.

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The Big Pathwatch on Countryfile

21 September 2015

Ramblers Head of Engagement, Daniel Brett-Schnieder, was interviewed on the BBC’s Countryfile last night (20th September) about the Big Pathwatch.

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Meirionydd Ramblers help youngsters to enjoy the great outdoors

21 September 2015

Meirionydd Ramblers recently spent time with the 1st Dolgellau Girl Guides at Coed y Brenin Forest Park in Snowdonia, helping the girls achieve their 'Finding Your Way' badge

Walkers in South Wales

Book now for Young Rambler Weekend Away – May 2016

18 September 2015

Tiger Bay Ramblers are inviting younger Ramblers from across Britain to join them for a weekend of walking and talking in Cardiff on 13th – 15th May 2016. Book with a £30 deposit by 30th October to secure your place!

Walk leader

The great work of our volunteers goes on

18 September 2015

All over the country our volunteers are hard at work on our footpaths

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Angela Penny walks away with top prize

10 September 2015

Angela Penny from Aberdeen scoops the top prize in Ramblers Scotland’s Get Outdoors Competition

Lothian and Borders family walkers

Edinburgh Ramblers launch Autumn family walks

28 August 2015

Families in Lothian and the Borders are invited to put on their walking shoes and step out with the Ramblers this autumn to enjoy Scotland on foot.

Walk leader

New videos highlight the work of Ramblers volunteers

28 August 2015

Our volunteers continue you to do great work protecting and preserving the places we love to walk

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Keep Barmouth Bridge open to walkers

24 August 2015

Gwynedd Council is considering the closure of iconic Barmouth Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists as one of a number of possible cost-cutting measures. Walkers will face an 18-mile detour if the bridge is closed. An online petition has been set up.

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Views sought on outdoor recreation in Wales

03 August 2015

The Welsh Government has published the long awaited Green paper on improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation. Ramblers Cymru will be taking a keen interest in the debates this will generate, and will be developing a strong response that stresses the importance of protecting our path network while building the vibrant walking culture we want to see in Wales.

White Cliffs

White Cliffs Walking Festival

20 July 2015

The White Cliffs Walking Festival returns over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Charities call for scottish alternative to Osbournes road funds

20 July 2015

Ramblers Scotland has joined forces with six other charities to call for funding from the Vehicle Excise Duty to be invested in walking in cycling in Scotland.

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Ramblers Cymru urges Welsh Government to build a walking Wales

09 July 2015

Ramblers Cymru has called on the Welsh Government and Assembly Members to help build a walking future for Wales and make it the best country in the world for walkers.On 9th July Ramblers Cymru presented its manifesto to Welsh Government at the Senedd and seven year old Caitlin Brough, young walking ambassador explained why walking is so important.

George Osborne

Osborne’s first all-Conservative Budget – problems on the horizon?

08 July 2015

Chancellor George Osborne’s first all-Conservative Budget very much focused on his party’s pre-election topics of tax, spending and benefits. But what did it contain for walkers?

Public path

Court of Appeal ruling will help us save more lost ways

01 July 2015

Ramblers are celebrating the Court of Appeal’s ruling in the Andrews case, which was heard earlier this month.

Beavers

Scotland's environmental organisations back the beaver

24 June 2015

Ramblers Scotland has joined a coalition of over 20 environmental NGOs, calling for the Eurasian beaver to be fully reintroduced and recognised by the Scottish Government as a resident, native species in Scotland

Lake District

Seven incredible mountain walks

10 June 2015

Looking for some great hillwalking this year? Then try these incredible routes. These walks take you to some of the most stunning scenery in Britain.

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Active travel charities set out vision for improving Scotland’s health

09 June 2015

News release from Transform Scotland on behalf of seven active travel and sustainable transport charities (CTC Scotland, Cycling Scotland, Living Streets, Paths for All, Ramblers Scotland, Sustrans Scotland and Transform Scotland)

Public path

Bid to save lost ways in Court of Appeal

08 June 2015

Ramblers will be in the Court of Appeal this month as, once again, we ask judges to reconsider and then overturn the court ruling in the 1993 ‘Andrews’ case which concerns paths described in Inclosure Acts.

Walk leader

Meet the volunteers keeping our footpaths open

06 June 2015

Two of our President's Volunteer Awards winners tell us about their experiences in these new videos.

The Heavy Gang

President's Volunteer Awards - winners announced

01 June 2015

We’re starting Volunteers' Week by announcing the winners of our President’s Volunteer Awards, as voted for by you.

Thames

A short history of the Thames path

27 May 2015

The entire length of the path can be walked, often using stretches of original towpath.

Walks in a field

The Ramblers' reaction to the Queen's Speech

27 May 2015

What can we expect from the new Government for walking and the walking environment?

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Stunning coastal walks for sunny days

26 May 2015

Try out these walking routes along Britain’s beautiful coastal paths this summer. They’re free to view and come with a printable OS maps.

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You're just two feet from a Big Welsh Walk this half term

20 May 2015

Step out and explore Wales on foot with your family this half term and have fun with the Big Welsh Walk. From a teddy bears picnic walk to an under the sea themed adventure there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

First Minister urged to protect wild land

16 May 2015

Ramblers Scotland has joined forces with the John Muir Trust, Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the Save Monadhliath Mountains campaign group to write to the First Minister calling for strong leadership on wild land protection.

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Footpaths Unknown Heroes

14 May 2015

Have you been out on a Big Welsh Walk this May? Wondered how our footpaths stay open and useable? Ramblers Cymru has many volunteer footpath maintenance teams who dedicate time to repairing and improving the footpath network.

David Cameron

Conservative win – what does it mean for walkers?

08 May 2015

What does the Conservative party triumph and the return of Mr Cameron mean for walkers and our ambition to build a walking Britain?

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Big Welsh Walk Kicks Off

01 May 2015

Big Welsh Walk kicked off today with a fabulous walk on the Wales Coast Path in Penarth. Ramblers Cymru Director, Angela Charlton was joined by our partners and supporters to launch our month long celebration of walking in Wales. Check out a taster of what Big Welsh Walk has to offer.

Medal Route NHS Challenge winner announced

23 April 2015

Congratulations to James Neil from NHS Dumfries and Galloway – he is the lucky winner of the Medal Routes NHS Challenge. James has won himself a fabulous iPad Mini for setting himself goals to be more physically active and achieving them, well done James!

Dick Balharry

A Tribute to Dick Balharry

23 April 2015

Dick Balharry, one of Scotland’s leading and highly respected conservationists and Vice President of Ramblers Scotland (RS) has died following his battle with cancer.

Tayside Young Walkers

Meet our newest group!

22 April 2015

Introduction to our newly formalised group, Tayside Young Walkers. We’ve been working closely with the group, assisting them to develop, grow and strengthen. The group is aimed at people in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

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50 Years of the Pennine way

20 April 2015

On 24 April the Pennine Way celebrates its 50th anniversary. To celebrate the anniversary we’re giving free access to one of our favourite walking routes, which begins at the start of the Pennine Way, continues up Kinder Scout, and includes a long section along the famous trail.

Abernethy

Wrap up warm and enjoy an Easter walk close to home

02 April 2015


It may still be winter on the hills, but there are still plenty of places to walk this weekend, says Ramblers Scotland

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Another landmark moment in push to improve the recording of our rights of way

27 March 2015

The very last day of the Parliamentary session before the General Election saw the Deregulation Bill receiving Royal Assent. This last formality means that the Bill is now an Act, and that the package of measures intended to improve the processes surrounding the recording of paths on official definitive maps is now law.

Volunteering

Volunteer Development days

20 March 2015

To help and support our volunteers, a new programme of Volunteer Development Days has been planned for 2015.

Ramblers reaction to the Budget

18 March 2015

Presenting the government’s budget this afternoon Chancellor George Osborne declared that "Britain is walking tall again". So does that mean he’s pulling on his walking boots, stepping out on foot and seeing how it contributes to Britain’s growing outdoors economy?

Walkers are one step closer to enjoying new coast path

16 March 2015

Walkers are one step closer to being able to enjoy greater access to the coast of England as Natural England publish their timetable to create a new National Trail - the England Coast Path - by 2020.

Barry Gardiner MP with Mid Sussex Ramblers

Barry Gardiner MP walks with Mid Sussex Ramblers

10 March 2015

Shadow DEFRA Minister Barry Gardiner MP steps out with the Mid Sussex Ramblers to discuss the benefits of walking.

Win a holiday for two

Win £5000 cash prize

09 March 2015

Enter our raffle now to for your chance to win £5, 000 in cash.

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Recording historic paths: another milestone passed

03 March 2015

The push to improve the processes surrounding the recording of historic paths on official maps has passed another milestone.

Ramblers join other NGOs in call for review of planning system

02 March 2015

We have joined eight other environment and conservation organisations in signing a joint letter calling for an overhaul of the Scottish planning system

Great city walks

Great city walks

20 February 2015

You don’t always need to venture out into the hills to find a great walk - some of the best walks in Britain are hidden in and around our great cities.

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Land Reform Bill consultation response

10 February 2015

Ramblers Scotland has submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Land Reform Bill.

Ramblers call for public rights of access to be established over Scotlands level crossings

09 February 2015

10th anniversary of Scotland’s right to roam gives opportunity for Scottish Parliament to resolve long-running conflict

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Ramblers call for tougher wind farm scrutiny

09 February 2015

Ramblers Scotland has joined 5 other organisations in signing a joint letter calling on the Scottish Government to improve its approach to assessing planning applications relating to wind farm developments. developments. In each case the government is perceived to have disregarded the submissions made by its own advisors and statutory consultees, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

Landscapes for Everyone launch

20 January 2015

We're raising the profile of landscapes in the run-up to the general election.

We're going mobile

15 January 2015

The times they are a-changing. And we need to keep up. So, over the next few weeks you’ll notice some improvements to our website.

MCofS and Ramblers Scotland response to Loch Lomond camping byelaws consultation

12 January 2015

Scotland’s rambling and mountaineering organisations today joined forces to express serious concerns over the recent consultation by Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority on proposed byelaws to ban camping from large areas of low ground within the park.

Inspiring routes for 2015

Ten inspiring routes for 2015

08 January 2015

If you’ve got a new year resolution to do more exercise, burn off the festive indulgence, or just enjoy the outdoors more, these walks are bound to inspire you.

Scottish walkers asked to help shape the future of walking

18 December 2014

From dog-walkers or people who commute to work on foot, to regular Munro-baggers and hardy hikers, Ramblers Scotland is calling on all regular walkers to have their say about the great outdoors and help shape a new 10-year vision for walking in Scotland.

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Scottish Gathering 2016

17 December 2014

Scottish Gathering to be postponed till 2016 in order to refresh the format

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Presidents volunteer Awards 2015

16 December 2014

Recognise a volunteer or team of volunteers who have done something special. The President's Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the successes of our volunteers. Anyone is able to nominate somebody for an award.

Coast path

Government commits £5.3 million to coast path

04 December 2014

Today we’re celebrating the Government’s announcement that more than £5.3 million has been committed to ensure the England Coast Path will be completed and open for all to enjoy by 2020, ten years earlier than was originally planned.

George Osborne

Our response to the Autumn Statement

03 December 2014

It may come as no surprise that both coalition parties are seeking to sweeten the years of belt-tightening austerity but the extra investment in infrastructure and health has particularly attracted our attention.

Ramblers welcomes government commitment to improving conditions for walkers and cyclists

28 November 2014

We’re celebrating the government’s announcement that more than £200 million of transport funding will be invested in improving conditions for both walkers and cyclists in Britain.

In the House

Ramblers walk and talk during Parliament Week

20 November 2014

We have been walking and talking with MPs during Parliament Week and take part in the House of Commons event 'In the House'

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Dan Rogerson MP joins us for a ramble

14 November 2014

On Wednesday 12 November, Camel Ramblers were joined by their local MP and Minister for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Dan Rogerson for a five mile walk on the inland footpaths near Wadebridge.

Public Affairs Awards

Coastal path campaign shortlisted for Public Affairs Award

12 November 2014

We’re excited to hear we’ve been shortlisted for the Public Affairs Awards 2014 for our ‘One Coast for All’ campaign.

UK Parliament

Infrastructure Bill - latest developments

07 November 2014

With amendments to the Infrastructure Bill currently being given consideration we highlight the most recent developments and our position on its many proposals.

Prevention is better than cure

07 November 2014

Ten of the leading health and social care charities have launched a new report today – What is preventing progress?. Stressing the need for action to tackle common risk factors for preventable disease, the report calls on all political parties to make prevention a top priority.

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If you go down to the woods today, you’ll be in for a lovely surprise!

03 November 2014

We've been working with Clober Primary School in Milngavie to design signage for a path around Mains Estate in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire.

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Worcester Ramblers celebrate their first renovated route

23 October 2014

The Worcester Ramblers redently celebrated a newly renovated route in Pensax and Menithwood. The route now boasts new signs, bridges, anti-slip matting and fixed stiles, thanks to work with the local council unit.

Woodlands

Can you go down to the woods today?

02 October 2014

Probably not. If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise, because disappointingly, only a third of woodland in England is currently available for people to fully explore.

Ramblers Campaigner retires on day of Wild Land debate

30 September 2014

On the day that the Scottish Parliament discusses the proposed Rannoch Moor wind farm and the future of Wild Land in Scotland one of Scotland’s longest serving environmental campaigners leaves his desk.

Ramblers Cymru step up to a challenge!

16 September 2014

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Nick Clegg walks with us

15 September 2014

On Friday Ramblers Chief Executive Benedict Southworth joined local Ramblers members for a short walk in the Peak District with Sheffield MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Best places to roam

The best places to roam free

15 September 2014

Where can you stray from the beaten track, wander wherever you want and find your own path through the wilderness?

Pat Pearson

Derbyshire path saved after 14 year campaign

11 September 2014

Successful conclusion to a 14 year campaign to save a path along the River Trent in Derbyshire.

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England Coast Path in sight!

03 September 2014

Today we’re celebrating the government’s announcement that the entire English Coast Path will soon be open for walkers.

Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers clear West Highland Way

29 August 2014

Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers and Hillwalkers are supporting their community by taking part in a joint project with local group ‘Milngavie in Bloom’.

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Walking a mile a day could beat cancer

29 August 2014

Patients diagnosed with two of the most common cancers (breast and prostate) could reduce their risk of dying by walking just one mile a day, according to new calculations by Walking for Health, run by Macmillan Cancer Support and the Ramblers.

Volunteers at the National Eisteddfod

19 August 2014

A team of twelve volunteers from across south and west Wales joined Ramblers Cymru staff to promote walking to National Eisteddfod volunteers this August.

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Taming the urban jungle

19 August 2014

The Walsall Ramblers volunteer path team make sure everyday walkers can get where they need to.

Rebecca Evans AM steps out with Llanelli Ramblers to talk walking

18 August 2014

Rebecca Evans AM recently stepped out with the Llanelli Ramblers in Felinfoel to talk about the many benefits of walking and how to help build a walking Britain.

John Ellis Roberts

John Ellis Roberts

11 August 2014

John Ellis Roberts, former Head Warden of Snowdonia National Park and a founder of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, has died in a climbing accident in the Llanberis Pass.

Mark Drakeford and Melanie Jones

Lets Walk Cymru Launches New Website

11 August 2014

The Minister for Health and Social Services supported the launch of the new Lets Walk Cymru website making it easier for people in Wales to start walking towards a healthy future.

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Berkshire Maintains Paths in Style

06 August 2014

The West Berkshire Ramblers journey through the Berkshire countryside, surveying and maintaining footpaths for the whole county to enjoy.

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Go walking with our new Medal Routes App

04 August 2014

Ramblers launch Medal Routes App to inspire everyone to be more active and win medals! On the day after the 2014 Commonwealth Games drew to a close Ramblers Scotland has launched a new mobile phone App to help everyone to do more walking. Funded by the Ordnance Survey, this App will enable users to follow new walking routes and create their own.

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Uncovering Hidden Views

01 August 2014

Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers working party, led by Basil Merry, have reconstructed a boggy part of the Hagg Wood walk and installed steps in Holymoorside and Walton.

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Join us at the National Eisteddfod

01 August 2014

We are inviting visitors to the Eisteddfod to join us for a walk and discover there’s something for everyone with the Ramblers. Come and find out more about all the ways you can get involved.

Chorley Ramblers

Cheerful Changes in Chorley

23 July 2014

The Chorley Ramblers has worked incredibly hard to make the Chorley Circular Walk wheelchair, pram and tramper accessible.

Coastal access

England Coast Path coming soon to Somerset

18 July 2014

Government announces work is to start on the implementation of the England Coast Path from Brean Down to Minehead in Somerset.

Braes of Doune

A wind farm on Rannoch Moor?

16 July 2014

Ramblers Scotland has objected to a proposal to construct a 24-turbine wind farm at Talladh-a-Bheithe on Rannoch Moor, between Loch Rannoch and Loch Ericht. The turbines, at 125m in height to the blade tip, would be visible from such iconic mountains as Ben Alder and Schiehallion.

Worcester Work Party

The Party in Worcester Works

15 July 2014

Read about the Working Party in Worcester, established in May 2007 and now consists of 24 volunteers. The party has had many successes such as footpath clearance in Hallow, where it slashed and uprooted Himalayan Balsam, which can grow up to 2 meters in height.

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Isle of Wight seaside path is coming!

10 July 2014

Bring out the ice-creams because today we’re celebrating the government’s announcement to create a path along the entire Isle of Wight coastline.

Get Outdoors Weekend

Get active, get outdoors, have fun!

08 July 2014

Ramblers Scotland is calling on everyone in Scotland to follow the inspiration of the Commonwealth Games and make a pledge to get outdoors and get active on the weekend of 9-10 August.

Walking in the South Pennines

The Ramblers respond to Infrastructure Bill

01 July 2014

The Infrastructure Bill had its second reading in the House of Lords on 18 June. Ahead of the reading we briefed seventy peers on our response to the proposals.

John Muir Way signage

New national walking and cycling network announced

23 June 2014

For the first time, Scotland now has a high level commitment to develop a national walking and cycling network within the National Planning Framework which was published yesterday. When fully developed, this network of long distance routes will enable people to exploit the opportunities on their doorsteps for walking and cycling, both for leisure purposes and for everyday trips.

A' Mhaighdean, fisherfield, Scotland

Ramblers welcome new policies for wild land protection

23 June 2014

Ramblers Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement on the greater protection of wild land through the ban on any wind farms in National Parks or National Scenic Areas and the adoption of Scottish Natural Heritage’s map of core wild land areas.

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Farmers must maintain rights of way to receive European subsidies

19 June 2014

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has reiterated that English farmers must maintain public rights of way or face losing EU subsidies.

Ramblers talk “Reconomics” in Westminster

13 June 2014

We joined other outdoor organisations in Westminster to launch a new report which shows the popularity of outdoor activities and the benefits it brings for the UK economy.

Ben A'an

Path closures at Ben A'an

13 June 2014

Walkers' advice that the Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is preparing for an essential improvement programme on Ben A’an in the Trossachs.

Jonathan Djanogly MP joins Ramblers walk through Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve

Jonathan Djanogly MP joins Ramblers walk

09 June 2014

On 3 May, Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly joined local Ramblers for a walk through Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve.

Feet walking across map

Welsh Green Paper misses opportunity for bold change

09 June 2014

The Welsh Government’s announcement of a Green Paper focused on Rights of Way misses the opportunity to deliver a bolder vision for access in Wales.

Greg Barker MP walks with Battle Ramblers

Ramblers take a walk with Climate Change and Energy Minister

06 June 2014

In the run up to the 2015 General Election we’ve been encouraging our local groups to go for a walk with their MP.

Path maintenance volunteers

Help us protect, expand and enjoy the places we walk

05 June 2014

Our work to protect the places we walk and encourage people to get out walking for both health and leisure wouldn’t be possible without the help of our thousands of dedicated volunteers.

Path Team Volunteers installing kissing gate

Ramblers volunteers contributed £1million to clear the way for walkers

04 June 2014

New figures have revealed our volunteers contributed the equivalent of almost £1million last year through their time and efforts helping to improve the countryside and paths we walk along.

Walking in woodland

The Queen's Speech: what it means for walkers

04 June 2014

With today’s State Opening of Parliament the coalition government has published legislation it intends to pass into law before next year’s General Election. Here's our take on the Queen's Speech.

Ramblers RIPPLE group

The Ripple effect

03 June 2014

Who are the mysterious Ripple and why are they so important to walkers and the local council in Bedfordshire?

Walking the newly improved Sussex Border Path

The Sussex Border Path made even easier to walk

02 June 2014

Sussex Ramblers worked with local volunteer groups and the council to make a popular section of the Sussex Border Path even easier to enjoy, by replacing old stiles with easy to use gates.

South Wiltshire Ramblers and other volunteers on the cleared path in Sedgehill

Reuniting walkers with a long-hidden path in Sedgehill

30 May 2014

South Wiltshire Ramblers and other volunteers undertook a mamoth task not just clearing a thoroughly overgrown path in Sedgehill and Semley, but also constructing stiles and bridges to ensure this path could be enjoyed again.

White Cliffs Walking Festival

Walkers spoiled for choice this summer

30 May 2014

There are plenty of Ramblers walking festivals taking place around the country this summer. Led by our walking experts, these are bound to be extra special events, so why not pull on your boots and get involved?

Walk magazine cover summer 2014

Smuggle the latest issue of Walk magazine with you this summer

29 May 2014

Us walkers owe the bootleggers and pirates of yesteryear a huge debt of thanks. Because without their centuries-old legacy of clandestine tracks, we’d be robbed of some of the most thrilling trails these isles have to offer.

Epping Forest

Joint letter to David Cameron to save our woodland walks

27 May 2014

We’ve come together with other organisations to urge David Cameron to create a new public body to manage our woodland forever.

National Park sign

Chapel Gate path in the Peak District protected

22 May 2014

The Peak District National Park Authority have today implemented a ban on motor vehicles using the historic Chapel Gate path near Edale.

Walking Class Hero wins

Walking Class Hero wins UK Blog Award 2014

14 May 2014

Congratulations to our very own Walking Class Hero who has won a UK Blogger Award 2014 for his sideways look at walking.

Oxon Weekend Walkers

Get Walking Week in pictures

13 May 2014

During Get Walking Week thousands of people stepped out on one of our group led walks and discovered the wonders of walking.

Cattle

Legislation around bulls must be reviewed

07 May 2014

We’re calling for a review of the legislation around bulls being kept in fields with footpaths passing through them following the recent trial over the death of walker Roger Freeman.

Medal Routes walking hub at Twechar

Survey reveals people in Scotland are the best for weekly walking

06 May 2014

Scots have come out as the best in Great Britain for walking more than the recommended amount according to a YouGov survey we commissioned.

Enjoying a walk

A third of Britons wouldn’t consider walking for more than 20 minutes to get from A to B

02 May 2014

According to a YouGov survey we commissioned, an alarming 34% of people would not consider walking for more than 20 minutes when planning a journey.

John Muir Way signage

Ramblers help launch the John Muir Way

01 May 2014

Last week (21-26 April) nine Ramblers groups helped launch the John Muir Way, a new national long distance route, by leading a series of walks from its start in Dunbar through to the end point in Helensburgh, a distance of 134 miles in total.

Wales Pedometer Challenge

Wales Steps Up

30 April 2014

This spring, Wales is a nation on it’s feet, looking to get healthier. The Big Welsh Walk is around the corner and results from the Wales Pedometer Challenge so far are showing that we’re a country prepared to take a step in the right direction.

Kinder Scout walkers

Anniversary of Kinder Scout Trespass celebrated in Sheffield

30 April 2014

The second annual Spirit of Kinder Day took place in Sheffield on Saturday, marking the 82nd anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in what is now the Peak District. The trespass took place at a time when much of the countryside was out of bounds to the public and was a pivotal event in the access movement which led to the creation of National Trails and National Parks.

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison with Ramblers staff

Ramblers head to parliament to build a walking Britain

30 April 2014

Yesterday we hosted a reception at parliament to talk to politicians about how they can help us build a walking Britain.

Walking for Health group in Grimsby

Make a change for Get Walking Week

25 April 2014

Our short walks festival, Get Walking Week from 3 May - 10 May, is the perfect opportunity to get out more on foot.

Cumbria coast path launch

Two new stretches of the England Coast Path now open

17 April 2014

This week we’ve been celebrating the opening of the first stretches of the England Coast Path in Cumbria and County Durham which will become part of a continuous route along England’s coastline.

Cattle

Explore the countryside with care this Easter

17 April 2014

Easter is an ideal time to head out walking and we've joined up with the NFU to remind people how to stay safe when enjoying the countryside this spring.

RGU: Sport Aberdeen

Medal Routes project marks 100 days to Commonwealth Games

15 April 2014

Three new walking maps for Aberdeen were officially launched at Robert Gordon University (RGU) this week as part of Ramblers Scotland’s Medal Routes project to mark the countdown to the start of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Bluebells

Easter on foot

14 April 2014

We’ve put together some ideas for a walking-packed Easter break, from joining an outing with one of our local groups to organising your own adventures with family and friends.

Path Maintenance day, Milngavie

Ramblers volunteers clear the way for local walkers

07 April 2014

Ramblers Scotland is working to establish path maintenance teams across Scotland to carry out minor repairs on paths in and around the places where people live.

Ordnance Survey Snowdonia Maps

Almost 5,000 maps handed in as Ordnance Survey trades old for new

07 April 2014

An Ordnance Survey scheme encouraging people to trade in old maps for new has been hugely successful, with almost 4,500 maps, some nearly a century old, returned so far. The offer runs until the end of April.

General Council 2014 watching video

General Council in pictures

31 March 2014

We've put together a photo gallery from General Council, our annual conference, to give you a feel for this year's event.

David Rutley MP at General Council

Talking walking at General Council

31 March 2014

Our annual conference, held in Liverpool at the weekend, was an opportunity to celebrate successes, debate walking and outdoor issues and hear from special guests as well as enjoy the walking opportunities on offer around the city.

President's Volunteer Awards winners

Volunteer awards winners revealed

31 March 2014

The winners of our President’s Volunteer Awards were unveiled during our annual General Council at the weekend. Presented by Ramblers President Kate Ashbrook and Maria Eagle MP, the awards celebrated achievements including keeping paths clear, leading health walks and promoting the Ramblers.

Lincoln footpath

Ramblers volunteers save Lincolnshire path from continual flooding

28 March 2014

A footpath on the outskirts of Lincoln has finally been restored after being covered by a large area of water. The 'pond' was impossible to get around and meant the path had been unusable since 2005.

Kinder Scout walkers

Anniversary of Kinder Scout trespass to be celebrated in Sheffield

26 March 2014

The second annual Spirit of Kinder Day, which will mark the 82nd anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in what is now the Peak District, will take place in Sheffield on 26 April.

Chichester Canal

Seven routes to enjoy this spring

21 March 2014

We’ve picked seven stunning walking routes for you to enjoy this spring and with Mother’s Day and Easter just around the corner there are plenty of good excuses to go exploring on foot with family and friends.

Walking route

Come for a walk, George

20 March 2014

Chancellor George Osborne yesterday unveiled the Government’s budget for the next year. We were keeping a lookout for what was in it for walkers.

Gift Your Gear

Give your unwanted outdoor gear a great new home

19 March 2014

Gift Your Gear is a nationwide initiative which provides young people across the UK with outdoor clothing and equipment so they can explore the great outdoors. If you’ve got gear you no longer need Gift Your Gear can give it a great new home.

Scarborough Ramblers clearing vegetation in the North York Moors National Park

Working together to improve the North York Moors for walkers

18 March 2014

The Scarborough Ramblers have built up a strong relationship with the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) to improve the places people walk in the park, giving their time to practical projects such as vegetation clearance.

Nicky Morgan MP with the Loughborough Ramblers

Loughborough Ramblers walk and talk with Nicky Morgan MP

17 March 2014

In the run up to the 2015 General Election we’ve been encouraging our local groups to go for a walk with their MP. The Loughborough Ramblers invited Nicky Morgan MP for a walk to talk about the importance of local paths and green spaces for people’s health and the wellbeing.

Aylesbury & District Ramblers

One week left to vote for our volunteers

14 March 2014

Time is running out to have your say in this year’s President’s Volunteer Awards which recognise the achievements of our volunteers in the last year. Make sure you vote for your favourite nominees in the six awards categories before voting closes on Friday 21 March.

Ettington path

Stratford Ramblers mark out threatened path

14 March 2014

A path in Ettington, Warwickshire, which was at risk of being overlooked by developers has been clearly signposted by Stratford Ramblers and the rights of way team at Warwickshire County Council.

Get Walking Week: Brightlingsea walk

Take to your feet during Get Walking Week

13 March 2014

Our short walks festival runs from 3-10 May and there are lots of ways to get involved whether it’s joining one of our local walks, organising your own outing with friends and family or making a simple change to include more walking in your daily routine.

HF Holidays mountain walk

Great walking holiday offers for members from HF Holidays

12 March 2014

Our holiday partner HF Holidays is offering Ramblers members £100 off holidays in the UK as well as some great offers on group holidays in locations ranging from Cornwall to the Cotswolds, Sussex to Snowdonia!

Coast

Yorkshire coastline to be improved for walkers

10 March 2014

Walkers can look forward to enjoying a 90km stretch of coastline between Kilnsea and Filey Brigg in Yorkshire as part of the latest stage in plans to create a continuous path around England’s coast.

Level crossing

Level crossing safety: Transport Committee backs Ramblers recommendation

10 March 2014

The House of Commons Transport Committee has endorsed our recommendation that a public safety test should be used for any path diverted as the result of a level crossing closure and has recommended that the Department for Transport considers this when it reforms level crossing law.

Walking on the map of Wales

Help make Wales for walking

06 March 2014

Ramblers Cymru has launched a campaign to make Wales the best country in the world for walking. We’ve already had support from people in Wales and the Welsh Government for our ambition and now we need walkers everywhere to help make it a reality.

Fighting the Godmanchester case

Right to challenge decisions remains but charities will bear cost burden

05 March 2014

The Government has backed down on plans to change the law around judicial review which would have had a negative impact on campaigning and lobbying organisations including charities like the Ramblers if they had gone ahead.

Community Energy Coalition logo

Communities taking charge of energy

03 March 2014

As Climate Week - Britain’s biggest climate change campaign - gets underway we take a look at the community energy concept which is gaining support from organisations like the Ramblers as well as local businesses and community groups across the country.

General Council 2013: Delegates with the Impact Report

Walkers gather to debate outdoor issues

28 February 2014

Hundreds of walkers will be coming together to discuss issues affecting our use and enjoyment of the outdoors at our annual conference in Liverpool from 29-30 March and we’re starting the conversation now so you can get involved.

Ancient woodland

High Speed Rail tunnel extension could save ancient woodland

27 February 2014

We’re backing a campaign calling for a short extension to a railway tunnel which would save almost a third of all ancient woodland currently threatened by the High Speed Rail (HS2) project.

Braes of Doune

Ramblers Scotland support call for Cairngorms wind farm proposal to be withdrawn

27 February 2014

Ramblers Scotland has backed the Save Monadhliath Mountains Campaign in its call for another company, RWE Innogy UK Ltd, to withdraw from the controversial 31-turbine proposal at Allt Duine, which would be located along the western flanks of the Cairngorms National Park.

Walk magazine spring 2014 edition

Step into spring with Walk magazine

27 February 2014

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates reveals his top picks from the latest issue of our magazine from hostel hikes in England and Wales to the John Muir Way.

Map

Historic paths in the news and in Parliament

26 February 2014

Our efforts to ensure historic paths are included on official maps continued this week with appearances on TV, radio and in Parliament. We’d also like to know why you value historic paths to help us show MPs why they need protecting.

Nick Morgan's photo of walkers

How to get Scotland fit by 2024

26 February 2014

With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, attention is now beginning to focus on what the long-lasting legacy of the Games will be for Scotland.

Trafford Ramblers path maintenance team

Give our volunteers your vote

24 February 2014

We received over 50 nominations for Ramblers volunteers, groups and areas whose achievements you thought deserved celebrating at our President’s Volunteer Awards. The shortlist has now been unveiled and you can vote to decide the winners.

Butterfly on plant

More natural wonders opened up for walkers

21 February 2014

Another 13 National Nature Reserves in England have been permanently opened up to walkers as part of an on-going programme to give people access to some of the country’s most inspiring landscapes.

Group walk in Scotland

Ramblers Scotland welcomes physical activity plan, but asks ‘Where’s the money?’

21 February 2014

Ramblers Scotland has welcomed the launch of the Scottish Government’s physical activity plan and the ‘Fit in 14’ campaign which forms part of the plan and encourages workplaces to be more active, but raised questions over funding.

Walking for Health group

London 2012 legacy plans back walking as way to tackle inactivity

20 February 2014

The UK Government, the Mayor of London and Olympic and Paralympic Ambassador Lord Coe have committed to promoting physical activity across the nation as part of legacy plans from the London 2012 Games.

Walking with a dog

How does your dog behave in the countryside?

20 February 2014

The Farmer’s Guardian and National Sheep Association are inviting dog owners to complete a short online survey about how your dog behaves when out in the countryside. The survey looks at topics such as letting dogs off leads and how dogs behave near livestock.

Woods

Why has it all gone ‘quiet on the forest front’?

19 February 2014

A House of Lords debate on 12 February highlighted the Government’s slow progress on its commitment to increase opportunities to enjoy England’s woods and the risk to the future of our forests if the body responsible for looking after them doesn’t have public access at its heart.

Richard Benyon walk

Richard Benyon joins the Ramblers on the Ridgeway

18 February 2014

We took a walk along the Ridgeway National Trail in Berkshire with Richard Benyon MP, farmer and former DEFRA Minister, to discuss the future of England’s cherished long-distance paths and other countryside issues.

Cirencester Ramblers 40th anniversary walk

Cirencester Ramblers mark 40th anniversary with a year of celebrations

13 February 2014

The Cirencester Ramblers are celebrating 40 years out on the trail throughout 2014 with a series of social events and special walks tracing the routes of original outings made during the group’s inaugural year.

City of Birmingham Ramblers

Birmingham Ramblers heading out on summer evenings

12 February 2014

The City of Birmingham Ramblers are introducing monthly short circular walks on midweek evenings throughout the summer to offer people the chance to make the most of the longer daylight hours and warmer weather during the working week.

Flooded path

Flooding: Advice for walkers

11 February 2014

Following the recent flooding and severe weather we've put together some safety advice for walkers. We'd also like to know how you've been affected out walking.

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Volunteer awards: Still time to make your nomination

10 February 2014

If you know of a Ramblers volunteer, group or area whose achievements deserve celebrating you can help give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for our volunteer awards by 16 February.

Bridleway

Campaign launched to protect historic paths

07 February 2014

We’ve launched a campaign to ensure plans to make it easier to add historic paths to official maps continue to progress. These plans will mean unrecorded paths aren’t lost forever under the threat of a looming Government deadline.

Muddy boot

How to look after your walking boots

06 February 2014

Cotswold Outdoor share their tips for keeping your walking boots in top condition, from how to remove mud and re-proofing to the best way to dry your boots. Read their step by step guide or watch a video.

Torridon, Scotland

Calling for mutual respect on the hills

05 February 2014

Walkers on the Ledgowan Estate in Achnasheen are likely to be stopped and asked for their name and address, and if these details aren’t forthcoming, photographs of them and/or their vehicles will be taken, the West Highland Free Press has reported.

Walking for Health in Reigate

Turning the tide of inactivity

31 January 2014

A new report launched today by ukactive reveals the staggering levels of physical inactivity in England and urges the Government to do more to deal with this growing problem.

Walk in the woods

Walking your way to health and happiness

30 January 2014

New research shows that a positive approach to life can improve your walking speed and contribute to healthy ageing.

Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

Do more outdoors

27 January 2014

Find out what’s going on at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show from 13-16 February and what we’ll be up to during it!

Orion and the night sky

Join the hunt for Orion under dark winter skies

23 January 2014

Visitors to the Peak District National Park are being encouraged to help identify 'dark sky sites' - places where there is minimal light pollution and stars are clearly visible - by searching out the constellation of Orion this winter. By recording the quality and location of dark sky sites within the park, it's hoped parts of it and the surrounding area could be put forward for international recognition as a Dark Sky Park.

Glasgow Ramblers

Glasgow Ramblers offer route to longer walks

22 January 2014

The Glasgow Ramblers have teamed up with Walk Glasgow to help people progress from shorter walks designed to help improve health and wellbeing to longer walks via free walks designed to encourage people to walk that little bit further.

Redditch Ramblers walk

Redditch Ramblers take walks a step further

21 January 2014

The Worcestershire-based group has been adding innovative walks to its programme including a torch lit stroll and a taster walk designed for people new to the Ramblers which also saw them team up with a local farm shop.

Park walk in Cardiff

Helping Wales get walking

20 January 2014

Could you walk the distance of the Wales Coast Path or the number of steps it would take to climb Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan? Let's Walk Cymru, Ramblers Cymru and Change4Life Wales are helping everyone in Wales get on their feet with the Wales Pedometer Challenge.

Edinburgh Young Walkers

New opportunities for young people to walk in Scotland

17 January 2014

Ramblers Scotland is starting a new walking group in Tayside which aims to provide people with the opportunity to get outdoors on foot, take part in other outdoor activities and enjoy a social scene.

Public footpath sign

One Show explores changes to rights of way law

16 January 2014

The BBC programme aired on 15 January highlighted important changes to rights of way law which we believe will simplify the process for adding unrecorded paths to official maps so that they can be secured for outdoor users to enjoy in the future.

Isle of Wight Autumn Walking Weekend

Not too late to have your say about the Isle of Wight coast path

15 January 2014

We’re encouraging people who would like the chance to walk around the entire Isle of Wight coastline to complete a public consultation before 24 January in a bid to make this ambition a reality.

Volunteering

Historic bridleway saved in East Yorkshire

15 January 2014

Walkers, horse riders and cyclists in Burstwick, East Yorkshire, are celebrating following the news that a much-needed bridleway that will allow people to avoid two busy roads has been saved thanks to the efforts of the Ramblers and the British Horse Society (BHS).

Cotswold Way waymark (image credit Natural England/Jo Ward)

New website to help walkers enjoy National Trails

14 January 2014

A new website dedicated to the 15 National Trails in England and Wales has been launched featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, recommended itineraries and suggestions from trail users, making it easier to walk these inspiring long-distance routes.

Lake District

Lake District to be nominated for World Heritage status

13 January 2014

Following a long campaign by the area’s many fans, the popular walking destination of the Lake District will be put forward as the UK’s next World Heritage nomination in 2016.

Festival of Winter Walks - Grantham Ramblers walk

Festival of Winter Walks helps fight the festive fug

10 January 2014

Our annual winter walking festival saw people turn out in their droves from 21 December to 5 January for bracing strolls in the crisp cold rewarded by mince pies, carols and a sense of satisfaction all round.

Young adventurer

Tales from the outdoors

08 January 2014

Ramblers guest blogger Cumbrian Rambler wants to encourage kids to get outside more and is inviting parents, guardians and teachers to email her ‘postcards’ from young adventurers explaining in their own words what’s so great about the outdoors.

Wild flowers

Natural wonders opened up for walkers

07 January 2014

Six of England’s finest wildlife and geological sites have now been permanently opened up for people enjoying the outdoors on foot with more to follow.

Happy walkers

Walking resolutions for 2014

06 January 2014

We’ve come up with twelve walking-related resolutions for the coming year and we’d love to hear what yours are too.

Map

Changes to rights of way legislation will benefit walkers and landowners

03 January 2014

Recent articles in the Telegraph and the Times have suggested landowners have won a new right to move footpaths from their land, a misleading interpretation of proposed changes to rights of way legislation put forward as part of the draft Deregulation Bill which, if implemented as a package, will benefit both walkers and landowners.

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Celebrating volunteer achievements

02 January 2014

Do you know of a Ramblers volunteer, group or area whose achievements deserve celebrating? If you do you can nominate them for our President’s Volunteer Awards, which will be presented at our General Council in March 2014.

Aylesbury Ramblers Walking Festival

A successful year for walkers

20 December 2013

We’ve looked back at the last year and picked 12 successes we’ve achieved thanks to the help of our volunteers, members and supporters which have benefitted walkers everywhere.

Park Estate gate, Nottingham

Historic path leading to Nottingham Castle restored for public use

20 December 2013

A well-used, historic path leading to Nottingham Castle has now been declared a public footpath thanks to the efforts of local residents and Ramblers volunteers, following attempts by the management company of a nearby private residential housing estate to block the route.

Tissington Trail

Wildlife set to bloom along Peak District trails

18 December 2013

Walkers and others who enjoy the Peak District’s traffic-free paths will see three trails transformed into vital wildlife corridors in the coming years thanks to a new stewardship scheme which Ramblers’ members consulted on.

Winter scene

Great walks to spice up your winter

17 December 2013

Want to experience midwinter on Wales’ highest peak? Fancy a Christmas morning stroll to work up an appetite for the turkey? Our Festival of Winter Walks has this and plenty more in store from 21 December to 5 January.

Ramblers website

Happy Birthday ramblers.org.uk!

17 December 2013

One year on from the launch of our new website, Web Editor Emma Bovill gives her top ten picks from ramblers.org.uk.

Walkers in conversation with Ramblers CEO Benedict Southworth in Edale

Your views on the outdoors

16 December 2013

For the last three months people across the country have been telling us what matters to them about the outdoors - from good public transport in rural areas to the importance of getting kids active outside - and there’s still time to get involved and have your say.

Morfa Beach

Ramblers fight to improve Wales Coast Path

16 December 2013

Terry Griffiths, Footpath Officer for the Neath Port Talbot Ramblers, has been working hard over the last few months to help ensure that the path network in Neath Port Talbot is not only protected but also improved.

Blocked path

Path in Ellesmere Port secured for the future

12 December 2013

A path in the Whitby area of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, which connects local people to the ancient woodland of Stanney Wood Country Park, has been officially recognised as a footpath thanks to the efforts of local residents and the Ramblers.

Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Isle of Wight could get longed for coast path

11 December 2013

There was good news for walkers on the Isle of Wight today with the announcement that the Government is reconsidering its controversial decision to exclude the island from plans for the England Coast Path.

Medal Routes walking hub at Twechar

Creating a walking legacy in Scotland

11 December 2013

We’ve created over 50 walking hubs across Scotland to help people enjoy paths in their local community as part of the Ramblers Scotland Medal Routes project, which is building a legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Countryfile coastal report

Countryfile takes a look at progress on the England Coast Path

09 December 2013

The BBC’s Countryfile has been exploring our ‘glorious coastline’ and asking what’s holding back the completion of the England Coast Path – which is lagging behind its Welsh counterpart – talking to Ramblers Campaigns Director Nicky Philpott and others.

Autumn leaf

Infrastructure announcements shine spotlight on walking environment

05 December 2013

There has been an abundance of announcements from Government this week on investments in the UK’s infrastructure which will have an impact on the places we love to walk.

Poll

Your walking habits

03 December 2013

We ran a poll to find out how much visitors to our website walk a week on average – and the results were encouraging! Find out about opportunities to go walking this winter and how to enter our next poll.

Brain

Seven surprising walking facts

02 December 2013

Walking Works, the report we produced with Macmillan Cancer Support, revealed the wonders of walking and its benefits to our health, the economy and the environment. We’ve taken a look at some of its more extraordinary findings about the ways walking can change not only our own lives but also the world around us.

Winter walkers

Over a thousand free walks this festive season

29 November 2013

Pull on some thick socks, grab your gloves and hat and get into the festive spirit – the Festival of Winter Walks is coming to town and there’s even more to get excited about this year.

Pentlands hilltracks Scotland

Calling for an end to hill tracks 'vandalism'

28 November 2013

Ramblers Scotland, along with eight other environmental charities, has published Track Changes, a report which calls on the Scottish Government to end the unregulated system for hill track construction. We want hill track construction brought within the planning system.

Walk magazine winter 2013 edition

What's new for Walk magazine

27 November 2013

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates gives us his top picks from the winter issue, plus find out about Walk's new online home on the Ramblers website.

HS2 route

High Speed Rail Bill gives green light for HS2

25 November 2013

We’re studying the fine print of the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill published today which will enable the construction of Phase One of HS2, the high speed rail link from London to the West Midlands, to go ahead.

Walkers on overgrown path

100,000 path problems stopping walkers in their tracks

25 November 2013

Our Paths in Crisis report reveals there over 100,000 problems on paths waiting to be dealt with by local authorities in England, with the growing backlog putting walkers off from enjoying the outdoors and having a negative impact on our health and local economies.

Nature Check 2013 launch

Views from the Nature Check 2013 launch

20 November 2013

Find out what the RSPB, CPRE, Woodland Trust, Ramblers, Marine Conservation Society and more had to say on the Government's progress on its natural environment commitments at the launch of the Nature Check 2013 report.

Butterfly on plant

British public care about the countryside but does the Government?

19 November 2013

A survey commissioned alongside Nature Check 2013, a report published by 41 environmental organisations including the Ramblers, reveals how much the British public values the natural environment but calls into question the Government’s commitment to it.

Go all out Big Discussion event

Climate change and “caged” children: Experts discuss future of the outdoors

15 November 2013

This week experts from across the outdoor industry gathered to talk about the challenges facing the future of the great outdoors. Our 'Big Discussion' brought together charities, industry professionals and outdoor user groups to address the big issues.

RS Harris Scotland

Join the national parks debate

15 November 2013

Ramblers Scotland is calling for Scotland’s third national park to be established on the Isle of Harris and for a western extension to the Cairngorms National Park boundary.

Coastal walk on the Dengie Peninsula

Coastal campaign wins outdoors award

14 November 2013

Our One Coast For All campaign for the England Coast Path has been named environmental or access initiative of the year at the Great Outdoors Awards voted for by members of the public, while Ramblers president Kate Ashbrook was runner up in the outdoor personality of the year category.

Walking for health walk in a park

£1.2m health fund will help English cities get walking, but more is needed

11 November 2013

We’re pleased to hear that the Government is giving five cities in England £1.2million for new walking projects, but want the Department of Health and Public Health England to invest more in walking as the best way to tackle England's costly physical inactivity epidemic.

Fighting the Godmanchester case

Defending the right to challenge decisions

07 November 2013

We’ve spoken up about proposed changes to the law about judicial review – the process through which the way decisions have been made by public bodies can be challenged – which would have a negative impact on campaigning and lobbying groups if they were to go ahead.

Bangor Bethesda Ramblers

Chief Medical Officer joins us for a walk

07 November 2013

Bangor and Bethesda Ramblers welcomed the Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Ruth Hussey OBE, on their walk in Aber last weekend.

Nick Morgan's photo of walkers

Try a Medal Route and you could win an iPad Mini

06 November 2013

Ramblers Scotland is calling on people across Scotland to try Medal Routes short walks near them, and as a thank you for giving one of the walks a go, everyone will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad Mini.

Kate Ashbrook at the kissing gate she installed at Cobstone Hill, Turville, in the Chilterns

One week left to vote for the Ramblers

04 November 2013

Show your support for the Ramblers and vote for us in the Great Outdoors Awards before 10 November.

Coast path sign Cornwall

Campaign success: Coast path dream closer to reality

31 October 2013

Walkers can look forward to enjoying a new National Trail after our successful campaign for a continuous path around England’s coast.

Path maintenance

Path maintenance volunteers open half a mile of footpath

25 October 2013

Walkers joined Ramblers volunteers for our first ever path maintenance holiday in October, opening up a stretch of footpath at Wendron near Helston in Cornwall to the delight of local residents.

Walking cartoon

A daily dose of walking

24 October 2013

Walk magazine reader Robert Dangoor sent us a cartoon with the caption ‘The more you walk, the less you need to see your doctor’. We couldn’t agree more. Take a look at the cartoon.

Looking towards Kinder Scout

Sharing the story of the Kinder Trespass decades on

21 October 2013

Following celebrations in 2012 to mark the 80th anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout and a Spirit of Kinder Day in April, the story of this pivotal moment in the history of the access movement continues with the launch of a campaign to create a Kinder Trespass Visitor Centre.

Weymouth coastpath opening

Ramblers President and coastal campaign nominated for awards

18 October 2013

Ramblers President Kate Ashbrook and our One Coast For All campaign for the England Coast Path have been nominated in the Great Outdoors Awards 2013. Have your vote before 10 November.

Group conversation outside

Go all out: Have your say in the great outdoors debate

18 October 2013

Over a thousand people have already told us what impacts their enjoyment of the outdoors and there’s still time to share your own views.

Coastal walking in England

One step closer to Somerset coast path

17 October 2013

Walkers are one step closer to enjoying a continuous path along the Somerset coast following the launch of a public consultation on a proposed 90km route between Brean Down, near Weston-super-Mare, and Minehead.

Path through marram grass

New voices for countryside and access following political reshuffles

10 October 2013

Both the Government and the Labour Party have had reshuffles, meaning new decision-makers and spokespeople will now be overseeing the countryside and access agenda.

Health walk

Getting active saves lives

07 October 2013

We’re calling on the nation to get active with the launch of Walking Works, our joint report with Macmillan Cancer Support which explains how walking can help everyone lead longer, healthier and happier lives.

Cirencester Ramblers Path Maintenance Volunteers

New path maintenance team gets off to flying start

07 October 2013

The Cirencester Ramblers’ newly established path maintenance group rolled up their sleeves to clear paths near the Cotswold village of Barnsley on 5 October, creating an attractive circular route for walkers to enjoy.

Surrey County Council Countryside Access Assistant Nicky Scott

Surrey County Council thank our volunteers

04 October 2013

Surrey County Council have produced a video thanking volunteers including the Farnham Ramblers for their help in maintaining the Surrey countryside.

Group walk in summer

National Assembly for Wales brings in first Active Travel Act

02 October 2013

The Active Travel Act aims to improve routes and facilities for walkers and cyclists in Wales.

View from outcrop

The expert view on walking

01 October 2013

We’ve launched a new area of the website featuring in-depth advice on rights of way and access issues as well as the latest queries our Walk magazine experts have been setting their minds too.

Lake District National Park (image credit: Alan Jones)

What’s your view on biodiversity offsetting?

27 September 2013

The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson was keen to show his interest in biodiversity offsetting, which would see new, bigger or better nature sites created when a development damages the natural environment unavoidably, at the recent National Parks conference.

Level crossing in Scotland

A step forward for crossing railway lines in Scotland

26 September 2013

Ramblers Scotland has welcomed the long-awaited publication of a review of level crossing legislation after walkers spent nearly a decade being discouraged from using ‘private’ crossings by Network Rail.

Stackpole competition winner

Great family photo wins Scramblers competition

26 September 2013

We ran a competition this summer to celebrate the launch of our first ever family walking pack featuring the National Trust Stackpole estate in Pembrokeshire. Find out who won!

Woodland walk

Securing the future of public forests in England

24 September 2013

Having promised public forests in England won’t be sold off the Government is now proposing to create a new body to manage them. We’ve set out our views on the proposals to ensure our forests remain somewhere we can all enjoy.

Kinder Scout plateau

Kinder Scout to be restored to wild roots

20 September 2013

The iconic moorland plateau in the Peak District is set to benefit from a major ecological restoration project led by the National Trust which will reintroduce vegetation and attract birdlife.

Aylesbury Ramblers Walking Festival

Walkers enjoy new route created by Ramblers volunteers

20 September 2013

Over 150 walkers turned out to tread the Outer Aylesbury Ring in Buckinghamshire with the Aylesbury Ramblers on 7 September, just a few months after the group officially opened the route.

Walking group by Thames

Thames Path voted one of world's best city trails

18 September 2013

The Thames Path has been voted the second best urban walk in the world in a new Lonely Planet guide published this month.

Go all out infographic

Everyone's talking about the great outdoors

17 September 2013

We’ve produced an infographic to show what people have been saying as they join our big conversation about the great outdoors. Get inspired and find out how you can get involved.

The Brighton and Hove Ramblers with Caroline Lucas

Walking with MPs

16 September 2013

In the lead up to the next election we’ve been out walking with MPs across England to show them what we do at a local level and tell them about our work for walkers everywhere.

Canal towpath

Google Maps heads off road

13 September 2013

Google has been capturing off road routes in Britain on camera with the help of Canal & River Trust volunteers as it expands the places accessible via its Google Maps Street View technology.

Walkers talking in a visitor centre

A great outdoors debate has many sides

12 September 2013

A big conversation about the outdoors can take many forms, from a casual chat with friends over a post walk pint to a lively discussion amongst outdoor enthusiasts, and there’s plenty to talk about. Make sure your views are heard by getting involved.

Huw Irranca-Davies and Barry Gardiner with The Case for Coast

Bringing the seaside to Westminster

10 September 2013

MPs from across the political parties turned out for the launch of The Case for Coast, our new report highlighting the economic, social and health benefits of an England Coast Path, which we handed out from an ice cream van outside Westminster today.

Walkers on a woodland path

Working together for a better outdoors

10 September 2013

We’ve been working with other charities and outdoor user groups as well as landowners and local government to make the process for recording paths on maps more straightforward for the benefit of everyone who uses the outdoors.

Autumn mushrooms

Autumn walking adventures

09 September 2013

We’ve got lots of walking routes to inspire you for the season ahead, including over 200 woodland walks to choose from.

Naseem Akhtar

Ramblers vice-chair joins the great outdoors debate

06 September 2013

We’ve started a big conversation all over the country to help us decide what we should be doing over the next ten years. Ramblers vice-chair Naseem Akhtar believes we need to tackle the nation’s obesity problem and wants to know what you think too.

The great outdoors debate

The great outdoors debate begins

05 September 2013

Our big conversation about the outdoors, and what we can do to help keep it great, officially launched this week with outdoor enthusiasts gathering in the Peak District to share their views. Find out what they had to say and how you can get involved.

Path success Torfaen

Reporting blocked footpath prompts speedy response from local council

05 September 2013

We were thrilled with Torfaen Council's speedy response to a blocked footpath complaint.

Autumn in Glen Nevis

A national tree for Scotland

05 September 2013

Should Scotland have a national tree? And if so, what would it be? The Rowan with its bright berries, the silvery Birch, the gnarled and ancient Scots Pine, or the fluttering Aspen? You can help choose.


Thames Path signpost pictured during the Thames river relay

Thames river relay walk led by Ramblers member a great success

05 September 2013

Stuart Dyer of the Cirencester Ramblers led a walk from the source of the Thames on Sunday 1 September, getting underway a relay along the river.

Walkers in conversation

Help shape the future of the outdoors

04 September 2013

We all love the outdoors, but is there anything that would make you enjoy it even more? And what can we do to make it happen? We’ve started a big conversation with people all over the country and we want to hear from you.

Blog post

Keeping you up to date with the world of walking

02 September 2013

If you love hearing about all the latest walking news and views you’ll be pleased to know you can now find blogs on the Ramblers website and can even get involved by becoming a Ramblers blogger yourself.

Installing a boardwalk in Peaton Hill Community Nature Reserve

Volunteers improve walking experience in nature reserve

01 September 2013

Since 2012 the Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers have worked to upgrade and extend the boardwalk path in the Peaton Hill Community Nature Reserve on the Rosneath Peninsula, making it easier for walkers to enjoy the wildlife haven.

Walk magazine autumn 2013 edition

A new season ripe for walking

01 September 2013

There’s no need to mourn for summer thanks to the arrival of the latest edition of our magazine, Walk, which is packed with walking ideas for the autumn ahead. Editor Dominic Bates gives us his top picks from the latest issue.

Lining up kissing gate

Ramblers in Anglesey use donation to install accessible gates

30 August 2013

The Ynys Mon Ramblers are using a donation to their group to install a series of gates to make it easier for walkers of all abilities to use paths on Anglesey.

Stuart Dyer

Ramblers member to get epic Thames river relay underway

30 August 2013

Stuart Dyer of the Cirencester Ramblers will be leading a walk from the start of the Thames on Sunday 1 September, kicking off a source to sea relay along the iconic river which will take place over more than a fortnight.

Coastal walk on the Dengie Peninsula

Funding for struggling coastal towns but coast path still needed to connect communities

27 August 2013

As the Government makes £29 million of funding available to seaside towns in the next two years, coastal communities are still no closer to a coast path that would bring long term benefits and help secure their economic future.

Edinburgh Young Walkers

Join for the walking, stay for the people

21 August 2013

From great days in the outdoors to social activities like ceilidhs, the Edinburgh Young Walkers show just how much fun you can have as a Ramblers member!

Family walking

Department of Health pledges £1 million for walking

15 August 2013

A year on from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics the Department of Health has announced funding to get children and families more active including a modest £1 million for walking initiatives in England.

Walking in Malhamdale

HF Holidays celebrate centenary with free open days

12 August 2013

Britain’s largest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialist are opening the doors of two of their country houses on 6 October and will be running local walks to give you a taster of what an HF Holidays walking holiday is all about.

Southern Vectis bus Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Ramblers make it easier to leave the car at home

12 August 2013

Ramblers on the Isle of Wight have developed a series of car-free walks using the local bus network which take in some of the island’s most inspiring locations.

The Isle of Wight Ramblers installing a stairway at Binnel Bay

No coast path for Isle of Wight but work carries on to improve seaside access

09 August 2013

Despite the Government’s decision not to include the Isle of Wight in plans for the England Coast Path, Ramblers on the island are still hard at work improving access to the seaside.

The Walsall Ramblers recieve the Cannock Chase AONB Volunteer of the Year Award

Walsall Ramblers recognised for volunteering efforts

08 August 2013

The Walsall Ramblers were presented with the Cannock Chase AONB Volunteer of the Year Award last week for their efforts to clear vegetation from the area and create local walks for people to further enjoy what is a unique pocket of the Staffordshire countryside.

Urmston footpath

Ramblers in Trafford restore footpath link to Trans Pennine Trail

08 August 2013

The Ramblers Trafford Group are celebrating the opening of a previously blocked footpath linking the town of Urmston to the coast-to-coast Trans Pennine Trail and the River Mersey with a walk on Saturday 10 August.

Newsnight presenter Rajesh Mirchandani talks to Benedict Southworth

Newsnight report: Government lacks enthusiasm for coast path

07 August 2013

A BBC Newsnight report on the England Coast Path aired this week has shown that the Government’s enthusiasm in a continuous path around the English coast is waning.

Shropshire Young Ramblers on Mount Toubkal

Shropshire Young Ramblers reach new heights

07 August 2013

The Shropshire Young Ramblers undertake a wide variety of walks all over Shropshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Wales and even took on the 4,167m Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and North Africa, in May.

Walkers on the beach

Coast path a cure for struggling seaside towns

05 August 2013

A Centre for Social Justice report highlighting coastal poverty in Britain has affirmed once more that the Government must step up on its promise for an England Coast Path which could transform ailing coastal economies.

Walking trainers

Local residents get path recognised in Leeds

05 August 2013

Residents in Morley, Leeds, have been successful in their campaign to get a path which was closed 11 years ago reopened and officially recorded and were celebrating their victory last week.

Walker Miles 'Chief Pathfinder' (third from left)

Rambling pioneer recognised in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

05 August 2013

Born 160 years ago this month, the nineteenth century rambler Edmund Seyfang Taylor, who wrote walking guidebooks under the pseudonym “Walker Miles”, has found a place in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Group of walkers

Make the most of summer with evening walks

02 August 2013

The days are still long in August which means there’s still plenty of time to enjoy an evening walk near you with one of our groups or exploring on your own using our collection of walking routes.

Get Ireland Walking logo

Sharing best practice for promoting walking

01 August 2013

We’ve shared our expertise in delivering health walks with Get Ireland Walking, a new initiative to promote walking in Ireland.

Walking boots

Path in Derbyshire secured for community use

01 August 2013

An off-road route in Dronfield, Derbyshire, has been officially designated a footpath to the delight of the local community.

Worm's Head

Seaside tops places to walk in summer

31 July 2013

You voted walking beside the sea as the best place to walk in summer in our recent poll – find out about great places to walk on the coast and how to enter our next poll!

Oxon Weekend Walkers

Out and about with the Oxon Weekend Walkers

31 July 2013

The Oxon Weekend Walkers have produced a video - find out what they get up to on their weekend walks!

Coastal access

Queuing up for the coast path

29 July 2013

We queued up with the Shadow Environment Minister on Saturday 27 July to wait for the England Coast Path. Barry Gardiner MP joined us in Portishead, North Somerset, to urge the Government not to delay any further on plans for a complete path around England’s coast.

A walk in the park (image credit: George Torode)

A walk in the park

29 July 2013

With National Parks Week and Love Parks Week underway there’s no better time to get out and explore a park on foot, whether it’s your local green space or one of Britain’s 15 National Parks.

Looking towards Kinder Scout

Path in the Peak District preserved

24 July 2013

The Peak District National Park Authority has announced a ban on motor vehicles using the historic Roych path, part of the Pennine Bridleway near Edale and Kinder Scout.

Hill track at Achnasheen

Time running out to stop hill tracks 'vandalism'

18 July 2013

We’re now mid-way through our campaign to try and stop the unregulated construction of hill tracks in Scotland and are calling on hill walkers to send photos of damaging hill tracks by 1 September.

Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Mixed news for the England Coast Path

18 July 2013

Plans for new stretches of the England Coast Path were announced by the Government today and while there is good news for coastal walking in the North of England, the outlook for a coast path around the Isle of Wight is not so bright.

Railway track

Route for high-speed rail extension to Manchester and Leeds revealed

17 July 2013

We’ll be scrutinizing proposals for the extension of the HS2 network from Birmingham north to Manchester and Leeds as a formal consultation on the preferred route gets underway today.

Marika Kovacs leading her walk

Personal triumph for Ramblers member

16 July 2013

Visually impaired walker Marika Kovacs achieved her goal of leading a group walk earlier this summer, taking ten Ramblers members on a walk in Herefordshire.

Hadrian's Wall (image credit: Dave McGlade)

Iconic National Trail celebrates first decade

16 July 2013

The 84 mile, coast to coast Hadrian's Wall path celebrates its 10th anniversary with a programme of walking events this summer.

Cirencester Ramblers Saturday Farm walk

Cirencester Ramblers star on Saturday Farm

12 July 2013

Members of the Cirencester Ramblers led a short walk from Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, for a feature on the ITV programme Saturday Farm.

Children leading group walk

Helping families get walking in Wales

10 July 2013

Families and young people across Wales will find it easier to get out and be active this summer using our new family walking packs, launched today.

Strathcarron

Call for enhanced wild land protection

05 July 2013

We have joined seven other charities to call on the Scottish Government to give enhanced protection to Scotland’s iconic landscapes.

Path on the outskirts of Guisborough

Local Ramblers secure circular route linking to Cleveland Way

05 July 2013

A section of a well-used path on the outskirts of Guisborough, North Yorkshire, has been reopened to the public thanks to a local campaign and now links residents to the surrounding countryside and to the Cleveland Way National Trail.

Coast

Explore the coast on foot this summer

04 July 2013

Choose from our collection of great seaside walking routes around the British coastline.

Map

New Government proposals to make recording paths simpler

04 July 2013

The Government has published plans to simplify the process for putting paths on the ‘definitive map’ – the official record of all public rights of way.

Path sign

Path connecting to village green saved

04 July 2013

A path linking people living in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, to an area of green open space has been saved thanks to a seven year campaign by local residents which we supported.

Bristol Walking Festival

MPs discuss Ramblers concerns on plans to close paths

03 July 2013

Our concerns about closing footpaths under controversial measures in the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill were discussed by MPs yesterday.

Tony Drake Bench Cambrian Way

Celebrating the work of Tony Drake

02 July 2013

A bench in memory of Tony Drake has been unveiled on the Cambrian Way.

Derwent Bank

Ramblers walking holiday partner voted top provider

01 July 2013

HF Holidays, our recommended walking holiday partner, has been given the Which? stamp of approval in the consumer body’s annual survey of travel companies.

Countryside walking

Love your countryside this week

01 July 2013

The National Farmers’ Union’s ‘Love Your Countryside’ drive is encouraging people to get outdoors and enjoy the British countryside responsibly this week and beyond.

Walker with cows

EU agricultural payments should be used to improve opportunities for walking

28 June 2013

With agreement recently reached on reforms to the EU-wide system of payments to farmers and land managers we want Defra ministers to ensure this public money is used to open up and protect the countryside.

Countryside path

What will Government spending plans mean for walkers?

27 June 2013

We’re keeping a close eye on the Government’s spending plans including the latest round of departmental cuts, which will total some £11.5bn for the financial year 2015-16.

Walkers on Pontesford Hill

England’s two main environmental agencies not to merge

27 June 2013

We’re welcoming the news announced today that Natural England and the Environment Agency, the two bodies responsible for the environment in England, are not to merge.

Overgrown footpath sign

Manchester Ramblers to fight footpath closure

26 June 2013

The Manchester Ramblers will be in court on 1 July in a last ditch attempt to prevent the permanent closure of a public footpath in Chorlton.

Coastpath sign

Minister throws doubt on coast path

25 June 2013

We fear that the England Coast Path is set to be scrapped, following remarks from Environment Minister Richard Benyon.

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Silver Slashers on the boardwalk

25 June 2013

The Silver Slashers path maintenance team's most ambitious project to date - installing a boardwalk in an ancient wetland in Anglesey - was officially opened on Friday 14 June.

Dorchester Strollers

Long-standing volunteer honoured by the Queen

18 June 2013

Long-standing Ramblers member and volunteer Susan Blake is to be awarded a British Empire Medal for services to rambling and the community of Dorchester.

Neath Abbey

A walk back in time

17 June 2013

We've organised a walk celebrating the history of Neath Abbey and the Cwm Valley as part of a new partnership with Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.

Edinburgh Young Walkers Group

A decade of freedom

13 June 2013

This year marks ten years since we secured the right to walk almost everywhere in Scotland.

Luton Beech Hill

Government debate on threat to public spaces

11 June 2013

New Government proposals will make it easier to close off public spaces without offering local communities (and walkers) an opportunity to object.

Scramblers HF project

Generations sharing skills

11 June 2013

We've been working with youth charity Youth Cymru and HF holidays to share our path maintenance skills with young people in North Wales.

Cattle

Stay safe in the countryside

10 June 2013

As the weather finally heats up and more people head out for a walk in the countryside, we’re reminding people to take care when walking through fields with livestock.

Widford Church, Hertfordshire

Ancient path on the Hertfordshire Way saved

07 June 2013

An ancient and well-used footpath on the Hertfordshire Way has been saved for the public, thanks to the efforts of our staff and volunteers.

A Tapnell Trail information board

Accessible trail opens on the Isle of Wight

04 June 2013

The Tapnell Trail, the third accessible trail developed by the Isle of Wight Ramblers on the island, opened on 15 May.

Outer Aylesbury Ring waymark

Outer Aylesbury Ring route opened

03 June 2013

A new 53 mile walking route created by the Aylesbury Ramblers to circumnavigate Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire was officially opened in May.

Hill track at Achnasheen

Help stop the spread of hill tracks in Scotland

03 June 2013

Nine of Scotland’s leading environmental organisations, including Ramblers Scotland, are appealing for help from walkers to prevent the spread of hill tracks.

Path maintenance volunteers

Let’s hear it for our volunteers

01 June 2013

We’re celebrating our volunteers and the work they do for walkers and are inviting you to get involved as one of the many organisations across the UK saying a thank you during Volunteers’ Week to people who volunteer.

HF Holidays

Happy 100th Birthday HF Holidays

31 May 2013

From its routes in Lancashire to destinations worldwide, HF Holidays celebrates 100 years of offering walking holidays today as it marks its centenary.

Health walk

More Lottery money to get inactive people walking

30 May 2013

We’ve secured £250,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to help tackle England’s epidemic of physical inactivity by helping local communities get more active through walking.

HS2 route

Reaction to the HS2 draft Environmental Statement – investment in good design crucial

29 May 2013

We’ve been studying the recently-announced draft Environmental Statement for Phase One of HS2 – the Government’s proposed high speed railway between London and the Midlands – due to our concerns for the effect HS2 will have both on ecology and the environment and on public rights of way.

Clearing vegetation

Roll up your sleeves on a path maintenance holiday

29 May 2013

Enjoy a working break in Cornwall helping to restore an inland path and exploring some of the walking opportunities near St Ives on our first ever path maintenance holiday.

Walk magazine summer 2013 edition

A bonnie summer of walking

28 May 2013

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates gives us his top picks from the latest issue – out this week – which has a distinctly Scottish flavour.

Waymark post Bidulph Ramblers large

Ramblers waymark success

24 May 2013

The Biddulph Ramblers have been working closely with Staffordshire Council to bring about vast improvements in the footpath network in North Staffordshire. In just one parish alone they have been responsible for nearly 800 waymarkers.

Get Walking Week walk

Get Walking Week photo competition winners

23 May 2013

We asked you to get snapping during Get Walking Week and send us photos that summed up what you love about walking. Take a look at the winning entries!

Tony Drake

Celebrating the life of Tony Drake MBE

21 May 2013

Ramblers members and friends will be coming together to celebrate the life and achievements of the late Tony Drake MBE on Wednesday 22 May.

Get Walking Week: Brightlingsea walk

Get Walking Week in pictures

15 May 2013

See what walkers got up during Get Walking Week from 4-11 May.

Cape Wrath

MoD plans to purchase land around Cape Wrath withdrawn

15 May 2013

Ramblers Scotland along with the local community led by Durness Development Group and national NGOs, strongly opposed Ministry of Defence plans to purchase 58 acres of land around Cape Wrath lighthouse. The MoD has now withdrawn the plans.

Get Walking Week celebration walk - walking past MI6

Getting in the Get Walking Week spirit

09 May 2013

As part of Get Walking Week, Ramblers staff headed out on a celebration walk around 'Hidden Vauxhall'.

Overgrown footpath sign

Shropshire Council Campaign

09 May 2013

Shropshire Ramblers want to stop any further cuts to the footpath budget, and so have seized on the local elections as a time to influence change.

Spirit of Kinder Day choir

Walkers celebrate anniversary of Kinder Scout trespass

07 May 2013

Over 300 people attended the first ever Spirit of Kinder Day on 27 April to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout which helped pave the way for increased access to the countryside for walkers.

Walking for Health group in Grimsby

A quarter of British adults walk for no more than an hour a week

06 May 2013

The results of an online survey commissioned from YouGov reveal that a quarter of adults in Britain walk for an hour or less a week including everyday walking to the shops, work or school.

Culture Minister walks Kidwelly

Minister celebrates Big Welsh Walk

03 May 2013

John Griffiths AM Minister for Culture and Sport joined us for a Big Welsh Walk and Coast Path celebration day in Kidwelly yesterday.

HF Holidays walking group

Win a walking holiday and heaps of other prizes during Get Walking Week

02 May 2013

Join a Get Walking Week walk from 4-11 May and take a picture which sums up what you love about walking during it and you could win some fantastic prizes including a walking break for two!

Stackpole lake

Stackpole family photo competition

23 April 2013

Win a fantastic goodie bag

Gwynedd on Foot

Gwynedd on Foot

17 April 2013

Caernarfon and Dwyfor Ramblers have recently brought the work they do together under a project, ‘Gwynedd on Foot’ with the aim of delivering even more positive results for local communities.

Merthyr Youth

Ramblers Cymru meets Merthyr Youth

15 April 2013

Ramblers Cymru has been working with Merthyr Youth

Spring lambs on Glen Fyne

Walkers in Scotland should be careful around animals as spring finally arrives

12 April 2013

After the slow start to spring in Scotland following the pre-Easter snowfall, Ramblers Scotland and Scottish Land & Estates are urging walkers to take care around animals and keep dogs under close control.

Looking towards Kinder Scout

Spirit of Kinder lives on

08 April 2013

Following the 80th anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout last year a new Spirit of Kinder Day has been launched to mark the historic event on an annual basis.

Walking for health walk in park

Countdown to Get Walking Week

05 April 2013

Our short walks festival Get Walking Week takes place from 4-11 May and there are hundreds of free group walks on offer to help people discover the joys of exploring the outdoors and their local area on foot.

South West Coast Path

No national body for National Trails

04 April 2013

After much delay the Government finally published the conclusions of its review into National Trails at the end of last week. Sadly, it doesn't include any plans to introduce a national body or organisation for National Trails.

Blue Books past and present

Happy Birthday Blue Book!

02 April 2013

Rights Of Way: A Guide to Law and Practice – the definitive guide to rights of way law known as the ‘Blue Book' – turns 30 this year. Ramblers Senior Policy Officer Janet Davis and Waymark magazine have been helping wish it a happy birthday.

Walker with bluebells

In search of beautiful bluebells

02 April 2013

Wander through hues of blue as Britain’s bluebells come into bloom.

Long Mynd, Shropshire

Be prepared for bad weather this Easter

28 March 2013

Following recent snowy weather across parts of the UK we’re recommending walkers plan ahead before setting out on a walk over the Easter break.

Walking in woodland

Advice for walkers as new plans to manage ash dieback announced

26 March 2013

In light of new plans to manage ash dieback in the UK revealed by Defra, the advice for walkers remains the same – learn how to spot the disease, look out for signs of it, report any cases and follow advice on signs.

SeenSend - Buttermere and Crummock Water inspired by @Si_Bailey

Sharing a love for the outdoors

25 March 2013

Artist and outdoor enthusiast Joseph Anthony Connor creates paintings from inspiring photos sent to him via Twitter – could your next walking snapshot make the cut?

Dr Andrew Murray in Antarctica

A new President for Ramblers Scotland

25 March 2013

Dr Andrew Murray, the Scottish Government’s first Physical Activity Champion, was elected the President of Ramblers Scotland earlier this month.

Cattle

Stay safe in the countryside this Easter

24 March 2013

We’ve teamed up with the NFU to remind people to take care when walking in fields with livestock this Easter.

50th 'Donate a Gate' installed on Isle of Wight

50th ‘Donate a Gate’ installed by Isle of Wight Ramblers

21 March 2013

The Isle of Wight Ramblers officially opened the 50th gate donated by the public this week, cutting the ribbon on a gate installed on the footpath near St Helens Church on the East side of the Island.

Spring lambs on Kinder Scout

Great spring walking routes

18 March 2013

Explore the best of spring on foot with Ramblers Routes - our online library of high-quality walking routes.

Town walks

Big Lottery Fund backs healthy living

18 March 2013

The Big Lottery Fund has announced a £40 million investment into initiatives across the country that increase physical activity, improve eating habits and tackle mental health.

Group walk in Spring

Gearing up for Get Walking Week

15 March 2013

We’re getting excited about Get Walking Week – our free short walks festival encouraging you to get outdoors and get active.

Cape Wrath

Ramblers call on Ministry of Defence to abandon Cape Wrath purchase plans

15 March 2013

Dick Balharry, President of Ramblers Scotland, is calling on the Ministry of Defence to abandon its plans for the purchase of additional land at the Cape Wrath NATO firing range.

Walk magazine spring 2013

Walk into spring

01 March 2013

Looking forward to leaving the thermals behind when you go out walking? We are too! It’s just as well that the latest edition of Walk magazine is here and it’s got a real spring in its step.

Walking along the Inverclyde coast

Inverclyde Ramblers help secure funding for coast path

28 February 2013

The Inverclyde Ramblers have helped Inverclyde Council secure £375,000 from the Big Lottery’s Coastal Communities Fund to develop a coastal trail from Wemyss Bay to Langbank as a heritage project.

Ben Challum near Crianlarich

Winter safety advice: Prepare to enjoy

25 February 2013

Mountaineering bodies have issued a joint safety reminder emphasising the need for preparation before heading out into the mountains.

Health walk

Walking the way forward to tackling obesity

20 February 2013

We responded to an article in the Guardian which focussed on how what we eat is contributing to the nation’s obesity levels, highlighting the need for increased physical activity to truly tackle the problem.

Two walkers

TAKE 30 paves the way for greater fitness and health

06 February 2013

On 31 January we launched TAKE 30, a campaign to support the four UK Chief Medical Officers’ recommendation that we should all be aiming to take at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week.

Branch Out

Good news for woodland walkers

31 January 2013

The Government today announced its vision for the future of woodlands – and it’s good news for all those who enjoy a walk in the woods.

National Trails petition hand in

Ramblers campaigners hand in 18,000-strong National Trails petition

30 January 2013

Over 30 Ramblers campaigners joined with Ramblers Chief Executive Benedict Southworth to hand in an 18,000 signature petition for National Trails.

Railway track

Phase two of high-speed rail route to avoid sensitive countryside areas

28 January 2013

Outdoor enthusiasts will be pleased to discover the proposed route of phase two of the HS2 high-speed rail network from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds - which was revealed by the Government today - avoids the Peak District and Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ramblers Cymru films - family walks

New films show what great things our Ramblers get up to

16 January 2013

Take a look at our new films which show what Ramblers membership can offer you around Wales.

Silver Slashers

Silver Slashers keep Anglesey’s paths clear for over 5 Years

14 January 2013

Last Friday (11 January) Benedict Southworth, Ramblers Chief Executive, visited Anglesey’s ‘Silver Slashers’ to celebrate the opening of a new boardwalk and see firsthand their dedicated work to keep the countryside open for walkers.

Llanelli Family walk

Thriving Llanelli by Alwyn Williams

10 December 2012

Thriving Llanelli group and their family walks

Cambrian Way walk

Cambrian Way send off

03 December 2012

Llanelli Ramblers started their walk along the Cambrian Way on Saturday with a sent off in Cardiff's Bute Park. The sun shone and the walkers had a great day for the first stretch of the walk.

Walk magazine winter walkers

Inside winter's Walk magazine

27 November 2012

Autumn’s nearly behind us and so it must be time for another edition of Walk, the magazine of the Ramblers, which will soon be landing on members’ doormats and newsstands. So what’s inside the new winter issue?

Flintshire new stile

Flintshire path success

26 November 2012

In the late 1980s a footpath survey was carried out in the Community of Whitford in Flintshire. This found that 76% of the paths were either “obstructed or difficult to use”. As a result the local Ramblers began a campaign to get the paths open.

Walking in woodland

Advice on 'ash dieback' for woodland walkers

01 November 2012

Following concerns about the spread of ‘ash dieback’ in British trees we’re issuing advice to walkers heading for the woods this autumn.

Kinder Scout arrests

Walking hero remembered

24 October 2012

A plaque commemorating the late access campaigner Benny Rothman will be unveiled at his former home in Manchester today.

Walk in the woods

Autumn stomps in the woods

22 October 2012

Explore your local forests on a guided walk this autumn. Woods are synonymous with autumn – the amber glow of the trees, leaves crunching under foot, the sight of rutting deer and the weather serving up anything from a crisp breeze and blue skies to moody damp days full of inviting puddles.

Footpath cuts report

Cuts to council rights of way budgets are cause for concern

15 October 2012

We investigated cuts to rights of way budgets and staffing levels across local authorities in England and unearthed some alarming truths about the state of footpath funding and management.

HF Holidays receives award

HF Holidays win two travel awards

12 October 2012

Our recommended walking holiday partner HF Holidays have been awarded two Guardian and Observer Travel Awards.

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Explore film locations in the capital on foot

11 October 2012

Join guided walks to famous film locations around London during our annual Films on Foot Festival.

Two walkers

Help create inspiring walking routes

24 September 2012

We’re looking for walkers with a keen eye for detail to help quality-check our growing library of walking routes for independent walkers.

Walkers on South Downs Way

Securing a fantastic future for National Trails

12 September 2012

We’re proposing a fantastic future for England’s National Trails with the launch our new vision document National Trails: a fantastic future.

Lincolnshire Wolds

Part-time Project Officer wanted for Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival

06 September 2012

The Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire are looking for a part-time Project Officer to manage and develop the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival.

Walkers on a road

Are our roads safe enough for walkers?

31 August 2012

If you regularly walk on roads, you can share your views about road safety in Britain by taking part in a survey being run by Brake, the road safety charity.

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National Trails Appeal launched

23 August 2012

As walkers take to the footpaths for the bank holiday weekend we're stepping up our Campaign for National Trails by launching a National Trails Appeal.

London 2012 Led Walks

Beat the crowds to the Paralympics

23 August 2012

The nation is gearing up for another series of sporting spectaculars as the Paralympics draw closer, and you can stay one step ahead on a London 2012 led walk.

Coastpath sign

Plans for an English Coastal Path could extend to the Isle of Wight

14 August 2012

The entire coastline of the Isle of Wight could be opened up to walkers after lobbying from Ramblers to include it in plans for a long-distance coastal path around England.

Cotswold Way waymark (image credit Natural England/Jo Ward)

A new vision for National Trails

01 August 2012

The future of National Trails could be secured if there was a national champion to support and promote them.

Cotswold Way walker (image credit Natural England/Nick Turner)

Love National Trails? We want to hear from you!

25 July 2012

We’re looking for walkers who love National Trails to help us safeguard the gems of our footpath network for generations to come.

Wyre Forest Ramblers Olympic walk

Ramblers get into the Olympic spirit

23 July 2012

The Wyre Forest Ramblers went on a walk around Much Wenlock, a town with close connections to the modern Olympics, on 15 July to celebrate the UK's Olympic year.

Walking to the Games (image credit ODA)

Get to the Games on foot

23 July 2012

Those lucky enough to be going to the Games this summer will have a healthy and convenient alternative to travelling on public transport thanks to guided walks and cycle rides being run to London 2012 venues.

Cleveland Way (image credit: Natural England / Mike Kipling)

Strong support for the Campaign for National Trails

17 July 2012

Countryside advocates have shown their support for the Campaign for National Trails launched on 9 July by signing an open letter from the Ramblers to The Telegraph.

Roger Payne

A tribute to British Mountaineer Roger Payne

13 July 2012

Mountain guide and former General Secretary of the British Mountaineering Council Roger Payne has died following a major avalanche in the Chamonix region in France.

Weymouth coastpath opening

First stretch of the English Coastal Path opens at Weymouth

10 July 2012

Walkers turned out to celebrate the launch of the first stretch of the English Coastal Path at Weymouth on Friday 6 July.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Wharram view (image credit: Natural England / Mike Kipling)

Campaign for National Trails launched

09 July 2012

We’re launching our ‘Campaign for National Trails’ in response to new government proposals for the management of National Trails in England which we fear would cause a dramatic decline in their quality.

Dylan Thomas Community School path maintenance

Welsh students lend a hand to practical pathwork

03 July 2012

Pupils from the Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea showed their support for walking in Britain during May by undertaking a series of practical pathwork sessions near Port Eynon.

Let's Walk Cymru

New home for Let’s Walk Cymru

02 July 2012

Ramblers Cymru will be encouraging more people to get walking in Wales after taking over the running of the Let's Walk Cymru initiative in its final year from Sport Wales.

Swansea new volunteers

120 new volunteers

28 June 2012

A total of 120 Welsh Baccalaureate students from Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea participated in voluntary work over two weeks during late May 2012.

Blaenavon June 2012

Pilgrimage 2012

27 June 2012

During the summer months of June and July 2012, a group of pilgrims will undertake a 22 day journey across South Wales to St Davids. The inspiration for the journey has risen from the ancient spirit of pilgrimage but also an occasion to culturally celebrate the arrival of the Olympics to Britain.

Map of successes

Ramblers successes on the map

25 June 2012

We’re always looking for ways to highlight the hard work done by our volunteers and now, thanks to our new interactive map of successes, it’s even easier to shout about their efforts.

Summer Evening Walks

Summer evenings on foot

20 June 2012

Ramblers walking groups across Britain will be making the most of the longer July days by putting on a programme of open-to-all evening walks throughout the month.

Llanthony Priory

Following the pilgrims’ trail

14 June 2012

Ramblers Cymru is inviting walkers to join a 22-day pilgrimage from Llanthony to St Davids taking place from 16 June to 7 July as part of the UK’s nationwide Cultural Olympiad celebrations.

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Ramblers staff try their hand at volunteering

28 May 2012

In order to get a better insight into the work our volunteers do and show our support for their tireless efforts, staff at Ramblers central office took on volunteering roles from 21-27 May as part of staff volunteering week.

Walk Summer 2012 edition

A sneak peek inside Walk magazine

24 May 2012

The summer issue of Walk – the magazine of the Ramblers – is due to land on members’ doormats and newsstands in just a few days and we couldn’t resist giving you a preview of what’s coming up.

Cotswold Way (image credit: Natural England / Nick Turner)

Route change for the Cotswold Way

18 May 2012

The first major route change on the Cotswold Way National Trail for three years has opened through Lineover Wood near Cheltenham.

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Putting paths on the map

18 May 2012

Footpaths and bridleways in England and Wales created before 1949 which are not recorded by 1 January 2026 will be lost forever however new proposals released by DEFRA could address the problem.

Cleveland Way (image credit: Natural England / Mike Kipling)

Have your say on the future of National Trails

14 May 2012

Natural England is inviting walkers and other rural users to share their views on the future of National Trails after revealing new proposals about how they could be managed, funded and maintained.

50 Great Coastal Walks

Fifty great coastal walks

11 May 2012

If the launch of the Wales Coast Path and the announcement of five more stretches of English coastal access have you itching for a stomp by the seaside, then make sure you don’t miss the Telegraph’s 50 Great Coastal Walks giveaway.

Coastal access

Coastal access just got even better

10 May 2012

Fresh on the heels of the launch of the Wales Coast Path, Natural England has announced plans to open a further 190 miles of path along the English coast.

Big Welsh Walk walkers

A big weekend for walking in Wales

08 May 2012

Walkers in Wales can now enjoy 870 miles of continuous footpath along the country’s coastline thanks to the launch of the Wales Coast Path.

Kinder Scout walkers

A Kinder Weekender

03 May 2012

Following the Kinder 80 celebrations on Tuesday 24 April, twelve current and former Ramblers staff and two honorary Ramblers took the train to the Peak District for a long weekend on and around Kinder Scout.

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Respect, protect and enjoy the countryside with the refreshed Countryside Code

01 May 2012

The Countryside Code, which applies to England and Wales, has been updated for 2012 to encourage walkers and rural visitors to "respect, protect and enjoy" the countryside and advise land managers how they can help.

Kate Ashbrook

A new president for the Ramblers

26 April 2012

Countryside campaigner Kate Ashbrook has been announced as the new President of the Ramblers.

Kinder 80 celebrations on College Green

Celebrating the Kinder Trespass anniversary

25 April 2012

The 80th anniversary of the Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout, an act of wilful trespass widely regarded as a significant moment in the history of walkers’ rights and the access movement, was marked by ramblers yesterday.

Emergency closure North Pennines map

Emergency closure to open access land in the North Pennines

29 March 2012

A section of the Moor House - Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve in the North Pennines has had to be closed following an outbreak of the plant disease Phytophthora austrocedrae.

Tiger Bay Ramblers

Tiger Bay Ramblers celebrate 10 years

31 August 2011

Tiger Bay Ramblers (TBR) celebrated their 10th anniversary on 20 August 2011 with a fantastic party at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff.